Are any of them not in bed with Yorgen Fenech?
Is there anyone in this government who wasn’t — literally or figuratively — in bed with Yorgen Fenech? Joseph Cuschieri is the latest in a long list of shameless opportunists caught crossing ethical lines with the accused murder mastermind for personal gain. The Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) took a free trip […]

 

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It’s all Roberta Metsola’s fault
It’s all Roberta Metsola’s fault. The European Commission is poised to slap down hard on Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme. Never mind that she’s been nominated to serve as vice-president of the European Parliament, what people need to get into their head is that the easy money would have kept flowing if only the traitors in Brussels […]

 

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Your cowardice and greed killed Daphne
It’s a strange coincidence that my 100th column for The Shift should fall on the third anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. I’m sometimes asked why I’m still writing about Malta when I left the island four years ago and have no intention of going back. I keep writing because corrupt businessmen in league with […]

 

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Michelle’s merry gold
The First Lady of Kickbackistan knows better than anyone that charity begins at home — her home. The Shift has revealed how the vanity charity headed by your disgraced former prime minister’s wife has been hoovering up public funds like the former Economy Minister raiding a Dubai minibar. When it comes to doing one’s duty for […]

 

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Another day, another direct order
What do arms dealers and zookeepers know about medical ventilators? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that they support the Labour Party’s inner circle. The rest is just detail, and I’m sure they’ll work it out. We heard a lot of talk about a worldwide ventilator shortage at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These […]

 

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Sorry, we don’t do diligence here
They say it takes a thief to catch a thief. I guess it also takes a con to scam one. The Shift reported earlier this year how an Indian fraudster and his lawyer friends incorporated a Delaware company online and showed up in Malta with a “plan” to invest €75 million in the country — […]

 

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